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antagonistic view against israel. and the criticism. as iran becomes increasingly hostile and gains influence in the region, the worst possible message we could send to our friend israel and the rest of our allies in the middle east is chuck hagel. several democratic senators including dick durbin saying that hagel will be a fine candidate for that job. >> hagel was a republican senator from nebraska, a decorated veteran of the vietnam war. a person who has a resume' that includes service on the foreign relations committee as well as the intelligence committee. yes, he's a serious candidate. if the president chooses to name him. >> chief washington correspondent james rosen has details. what has senator hagel said about israel that has so many people upset. >> in a taped interview with aaron david miller, the diplomate served six
secretaries of state and a commentator on the middle east, said, quote, the jewish lobby intimidates a lot of people on capitol hill. he subsequently said he should have spoken of the israel lobby, but hagel has favored direct talks with iran and at one point refused to join in an effort to get the european union to name hezbollah as a terrorist entity. >> and he has consistently advocated weakness with respect to our enemies, with respect to the nation of iran. he has opposed sanctions over and over again and the job of the secretary of defense is to be a serious, credible strength and deterrent, and unfortunately, i think weakness in a secretary of defense invites conflict. because bulis don't respect weakness. >> however, a number of g.o.p. foreign policy heavy weights from u.s. ambassador to israel have lined up in defense of hagel, shannon.
>> the senator toured the middle east with then candidate obama in 2008 a lot of people thought he was auditioning for a cabinet job back then. is he going to be able to count on republican votes. >> president allowed the cabinet he wants unless they're grossly unfit. but they'll surely remind the senate and public about the two purple hearts and other service medals he was awarded as an infantryman and president obama told meet the press last sunday that he sees nothing to disqualify hagel. >> i've served with chuck hagel, i know him. he is a patriot. he is somebody who's gone extraordinary work in the united states senate and served this country with valor in vietnam, and is somebody who's currently serving on my intelligence advisory board and doing an outstanding job. >> indeed, haigle's presence on the advisory board means
he's had some input into the obama administration's decision making on national security issues. >> we mentioned across the aisle there are democratic lawmaker who also have problems with hagel partly because of the israel issues, but what's the back story there? >> in 1998 the blunt-spoken mr. hagel made comments about a man president clinton had serve, the first openly gay ambassador and hagel described him as openly aggressively gay. he issued an apology and he told that he never received the apology, just the media did. and gay and lesbian advocacy groups are weighing in and count on the spectacle that official washington loves, the knockdown, dragout confirmation battle. it will be interesting, james rosen, thank you. >> thank you. >> your health insurance rates
could be going up by double digits. providing to increase premiums despite the obama administration's new health care law and succeeding. as you know may know the the affordable health care act was meant to stop the rising costs of health care and the people who do not have employer provided insurance, ones who have to buy it on their own, peter doocy has more from washington. >> reporter: in some states the affordable care act may not be living up to its name. some insurance companies in ohio and florida raised their premiums at least 20% and look at california where the new york times is reporting anthem blue shield wants to raise premiums 26% and the reason they're able to do that because mek costs are rising for them, too, even though obamacare requires insurance companies to go through the rate rehe view program for any premium increases more than 10%, if an insurance company can prove their costs are going up, it's hard for that rate review program to deny the increased premiums.
although some experts say that could put a major strain on the system. >> if they can't afford the premiums, they're not going to get coverage or a state exchange, getting coverage that's federally subsidized that's going to cost the taxpayer money. nothing in obamacare law are going to keep the premiums down, premiums are determined by state by state level. >> people who buy on their own are vulnerable. but told the new york times, quote, there's no question that review of rates makes a difference, that it results in lower rates paid by customers and small businesses. and there are in 37 states where legislators told regulators they do not have to okay every excessive increase in health insurance premium. >> thank you. >> tonight leaders in washington are digging in over debt. preparing for what could be an allout brawl over spending.
the ability to borrow money and how the crisis can have a lasting impact on future generations of americans and we hit the 16.4 trillion dollar limit last week and the treasury department says if no deal is reached soon shall the nation will no longer be able to pay its bills. run away spending their solution cuts to spending and no more tax increases. >> the tax issue is finished, over, completed. that's behind us. now the question is, what are we going to do about the biggest problem confronting our country and our future, and that's our spending addiction. it's time to confront it. >> house minority leader nancy pelosi firing back, saying revenue increases are not off the table quite yet. despite the tax hikes from the fiscal cliff deal. listen. >> no, no. >> revenue side of it taken care of? >> no, it's not. we're talking about looking at the tax code and putting everything on the table from the standpoint of closing loopholes and we know that we
can do that. >> molly henneberg is live in washington. molly, what do we know about the president's strategy going forward? >> shannon instead of trying negotiations, president obama is drawing some very public lines in the sand over fiscal fights to come. likely trying to win over american support with more public campaign style tactics. on the debt ceiling essentially the credit card limit shall the president is calling on congress to raise that ceiling without a fight. >> one thing i will not compromise over is whether or not congress should pay the tab for a bill they've already wracked up. if congress fuses to give the united states ability to pay for bills on time. the consequence could be sc catastrophic. the last time our families and businesses suffered for it. >> congress has about two months to fix the debt ceiling before the u.s. may have to
default on some bills. >> how is that tough talk going over with republicans? >> not very well. >> republicans who agreed for the president's push for higher taxes during the fiscal cliff battle, now want to tackle spending and raising the debt limit as part of the spending problem. we want more bipartisan negotiations and less campaigning. >> and it looks like the second term of barack obama is going to be an in-your-face term. i'm not going to talk about the debt ceiling. we have yet to cut one dime from the last debt ceiling agreement and now here it's time. we've got to stop the madness. >> democratic congressman says it's quote, reckless and irresponsible not to pay bills that are due. >> molly henneberg, thank you. after decades of service to our country, this former general could be found in civilian clothes, not necessarily by choice.
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quoted mcchrystal's aides criticizing. and he talked about it in an interview. >> i was awakened about 2 in the morning and i was told there was a problem, that the rolling stone article was about to come out and it was bad. >> shannon: mcchrystal resigned as administration in afghanistan after that article was published and in the book writes no matter how he judged the story for fairness and accuracy, the responsible was his own, you can hear much more from general mcchrystal tomorrow night in an hour long interview with sean hannity, nine o'clock eastern right here only on fox news channel. super storm sandy victims are one step closer to getting the help they need. president obama signing into law the 9.7 billion dollar panel approved by lawmakers. it will increase the borrowing authority of the federal emergency management agency to help flooding victims. and warned it was set to run out of money from additional dollars from congress and more than 100 payments would have been delayed without that
additional money and the house and senate are expected to act on a larger and more comprehensive sandy aid package in the next couple of weeks. a centennial celebration underway for one of the most controversial presidents in our history. president nixon would be 100 years and he was born in yorba linda, california. >> hi there, shan nan. january 9th, 1913 president nixon was born in the house behind me, 36 years since his presidency ended with the watergate scandal and people gathering to consider what he did in a great historical context. and watergate is not forgotten or here at the library, but people today considering really what he did in terms of his greater political legacy for the world. take a listen. ♪
a soaring tribute to mark what would be the 100th birthday of a man's whose political legacy echoes across two ce richard nixon was a celebrated and vilified leader who coaxed a sleeping china out into the world and it sounded today, overburdened budget, health care reform and social freedoms. >> that's one thing that's very important for a lot of us who worked in that administration to see that at some point you understand the magnitude, the sheer magnitude of what he did. >> reporter: while washington today endures deep divisions. america's 37th president got on with the left as much as his own republicans, earning him an enduring reputation. how would he view the world today? >> he would look at the countries in the world and try to find ways to, to create more positive interaction between countries and i think
he would look at the world and he would say, there's still a lot of work to do. >> and still looked on in a kinder light, but watergate will still dog his nature and i asked a classmate who is still alive, nobody knew nixon, a private person and perhaps history will one day prove he was merely misunderstood. shannon. >> shannon: how do they remember him today? >> well, we have the ceremony as you saw in our report there, but then they have people from the marines and we have people from congress and of course his family speaking about it, particularly talking about military service, remember, he'd served in the navy during the second world war and he could become a commander-in-chief and what led to his geopolitical debt and the way he approached china it would be incredible
like dealing north korea today and considered prior to pretty much an enemy and how it was a brave politician with an immense world vision and that seems to be his long-term legacy and perhaps history remember him more kindly in the future. >> dominique di-natale live. thank you. >> they are reminders of the innocent lives claimed by a ruthless murderer. memorials in newtown, connecticut. so many generous and caring people across the country thinking of the victims and entire town and now it has a request it hopes will be honored. and also an evacuation at the country's busiest airport let alone the world. ticking, coming from a passenger's bag, but it may not be what you think it is. wait until you hear what the bomb squad found.
debating what to do asheville gun and knife show. elizabeth prann is in nearby fletcher to tell us more. one councilman tells us that the gun shows are a forum for illegal gun trade, but who we spoke to said backgrounds are checked. the asheville gun and knife show, that's not good news for everyone. >> it's the sense of the people of asheville if they don't want guns here. >> since 1994 guns have been outlawed on city property in north carolina and condition shows like this prove that laws are not being enforced. >> our law specifically says you cannot possess a gun or a knife other than a pocket knife if any city facility. he says it's city property and intends to stop the shows here.
and others that i the city has no authority. >> they own the land, and we're going to proceed with our gun show as we normally do. >> while they're at odds who owns the property, north carolina gun dealers points to a state statue and a city ordinance. >> there's a north carolina general statute, this state, no county or municipality may discriminate against a licensed gun show with any type of zoning or ordinances. >> now, lie you heard, shannon, that gun owner distributor said that a lot of the people are feeling discriminated against and also say that banning these gun shows will not be a solution to the mass shootings that we're seeing across the country. back to you. >> elizabeth prann live in north carolina, thank you. in the weak of the tragedy at sandy hook elementary school they're facing problems, from a worldwide outpouring of
support. since the down has been inundated with toys, letters, tokens of kindness, so much so they're asking well fishers to stop sending donations and the avalanche of gifts. 30,000 at last count and volunteers are going to sort through to the mailings until town leaders can figure out how best to distribute the items. >> he is president obama's next peek to be the secretary of defense and even though normal nebraska senator chuck hagel is a republican some of his former g.o.p. colleagues in the senate are not voicing support for his nomination, in fact, one is saying he's dead set against it. and we'll take a look why. and convoy of missiles and why troops are already on the ground to man them. ♪
>> a wave of interest from chinese students is sweeping across our nation's college campuses resultening a flood of new students from china who are enrolling here and the universities are going all out to attract them. clauda cowan has more. >> and for the administration and focusing on marketing right now. >> 23-year-old aerial from central china's shen province
preps a new normal, the third straight year one in four hail from china. 194,000 students, 23% increase over the previous year. in large part, the surge is due to china's growing economy and flourishing middle class and u.s. schools are reaching out to wealthy families willing to pay full freight often tens of thousands of dollars in tuition upfront. and santa clara administrator actively recruits in china saying these young people also contribute diversity and a strong work ethic. >> quite frankly you'll find with the chinese, many are very driven and not as distracted that typically distract u.s. students. >> and trouble with the language, at some are using head sets for english to mandarin translation. and those that enroll hundreds, one administrator
got fed up and quit. dale smith an associate dean the at u.s. business school and isn't talking. according to an account in san francisco chronicle feared the influx might dilute the educational experience for all students. it's a valid concern say experts who suggest admissions boards rely as much on rigorous language screening as son test scores. >> then it can go smoothly. it takes training and the part of the staff, in fact, training of the faculty to engage these students within the classroom. >> and elsewhere on campus, where the number of chinese students pursuing an american education is only expected to grow. i see like more and more students come from mainland china and they like really want to have this opportunity here. >> in santa clara california, clauda cowan, fox news. >> i'm shannen bream in tonight for harris falkner:
assad gives a rare speech to supporter and what he says from the u.s. state department. urging syrians to defend their country against the rebels who started against his regime two years ago. it's now a civil war. and 60,000 people estimated to have been killed since it began, saying in a statement. assad's speech today is yet another attempt by the regime to cling to power and does nothing to advance the syrian people's goal of a transition. leland vittert has more from the u.s. bureau. >> shannon, this speech is a combination of the same old-same old, it provided diplomatic covers not only for the syrians, but their allies, russian, not offered a peace plan and the rebels won't even talk. in u.s. politics, they would
call it the optics and they're important. president assad looking in control and on state tv and speaking to adoring crowd, remind they're a large number of syrians support him especially among the upper class. despite the offers of negotiation, he has no intention of leaving and will win this civil war. in the past 20 months he has said the rebels are al-qaeda sympathizer and since they aren't all jihadists we're seeing a number of fighters from foreign countries and interested in turning syria into an islamic state than create ago democracy. larger levels say they're not interested in negotiating as long as assad is in power and that's still their stance and so for now the violence continues. he is showing he has more than nine lives of a proverbial cat. they thought that damascus would fall in 36 hours, clearly he's still in control
and a clear emergency that he will not go peacefully. shannon. >> shannon: leland vittert with the latest. thank you. right now precipitations are underway to protect syrian borders from shells and muscle from allies. northern germany, a convoy of trucks ready to transport patriot missile battles-- u.s. is already on the ground in turkey. several shells landed inside turkey during syria's civil war n afghanistan, at least five are dead after a suicide attack on a compound. they were meeting in kandahar province, authorities say two bombers drove up to the gate, shot and killed the guard and stormed the compound firing welcomes, once inside they blew themselves up along with their car and two members of the local consul were killed and a teenage boy and two other civilians, at least 15
wounded. taliban is claiming responsibility. across the border in pakistan at least nine pakistani taliban fighters killed in drone strikes. and pakistani officials say that u.s. drones were at hideouts in. no identity, but told two commander including a training unit for suicide bombers may be among them n pakistan four people killed in an attack on a train. the top story as we go around the world in 80 seconds pakistan, that attack happening on a passenger train in the southwestern part of the country. the dead include three passengers and a member of pakistan's military. a dozen more people were injured. so far no one is claiming responsibility for the attack. >> india, an inferno burning at a fuel storage terminal in the west. (siren sounding) it started yesterday in one tank and spread overnight to other tanks because of strong winds.
the fire so big, smoke and flames can be seen from nearly ten miles away. officials say several people who work at the facility are missing. china, dense fog being blamed for a 30-car pileup, the massive crash involving large trucks and small cars and eyewitnesses say the truck the first to be hit had the most damage, at leas people injured. >> spain, hitting the jackpot. the winners celebrating in the streets of madrid. the el nino showering the money among top ticket holders in five regions of the country. each receiving more than $200,000 and agreed to pay a 20% income tax on that in keeping with new austerity measures and that's a wrap on the fox trip around the world in 80 seconds. a busy day at the nation's
capital, telling that president obama will nominate chuck hagel to head the defense department. and joining me, jamie, let's start there. a lot of pushback from many different quarters. what's he up against? >> since his name was floated in early december, you've had a lot of critics coming out criticizing his potential and now looks like imminent appointment or nomination to be defense secretary. originally the criticism focused on his stances for israel and his position on iran and since expanded to comments an ambassador in 1990's, an ambassador to luxembourg because he was openly aggressively gay. and handling a bureaucracy as big as the defense department, many people say he doesn't. now you have some republican senators opposing their former colleague, some saying he they
won't vote for him. john cor zion and others are uneasy with comments opposing james hormel the ambassador to luxembourg for being openly aggressively gay and also his stance on israel. it looks like a rookery reception on both sides of the aisle when he has his hearings in washington. >> shannon: and jamie, senate minority leader mitch mcconnell says he's going to get a fair shake. he's going to get the tough questions, but we'll treat him fairly. sometimes covering washington ahead of the hearings, folks will say it's an allout war. do you think it comes true this time? >> i think there's going to be serious questions from, certainly the republican side, but i also think the democratic side. you've had not just mitch mcconnell say that and
obviously he's trying to be diplomatic saying he'll get a fair hearing and i think he will. but a lot of questions regarding the stances. i think that some people see hagel as indicating, for instance, maybe a greater shift in the budget talks, i know we're going to get to that to cut defense department spending, because you have leon panetta, obama's current defense secretary and opposed to defense cuts and maybe with hagel, a signal that the obama administration might be moving towards pushing for defense cuts. so i think you'll he have a lot of pushback, certainly on the republican side of the aisle to that. >> the white house, the president certainly, they know what he's going to face. does it it feel like to you that the president is sort of itching for a fight by going ahead with this nomination? >> you think of all the things facing the president in washington to get done, the gun issue, immigration reform. why would he try to stoke a fight over this, when there are other qualified people who are democrats even that republicans steam to suggest
would have gotten an easy ride, an easy confirmation and michelle for one, prominent defense intellectual on the democratic side and i've talked with some republicans who actually milike her, she would have been easy-- and it's kind of strange, some republicans see it as an odd choice. >> shannon: the president says there's not going to be a fight over the debt ceiling we know the money has running out at this point and they have to do something and republicans have held it out during the fiscal cliff negotiations as the next best opportunity to negotiate and democrats need their votes to get that ceiling raised, but the white house says we're not going to negotiate and there's not going to be a fight. >> that's not what the republican said is saying. john boehner, speaker boehner after not getting half of his caucus, having to depend on democrats for the fiscal cliff vote is now saying that we gave in on taxes, now it's time for spending cuts, serious entitlement reforms,
which is where, you know, the the bulk of our long-term fiscal problems are. and this is going to be used, the debt ceiling is going to be used to get cuts. mitch mcconnell has said something similar. so you have the president saying one thing, but those in the house and senate, the republican leaders, saying something completely different. >> shannon: yeah, they think this is going to be all about spending ab that's the comfort. house minority leader nancy pelosi saying hey, we're not done talking about revenue, there could be tax increases with part of this negotiation. >> and the president himself said in the midst of the fiscal cliff deal when it looked like a deal, that this does not end the tax debate, but the the republicans say, that you know, there's 80 trillion dollars in unemployment liabilities no matter what you do in taxes, that's not going to solve where the problem is, which is medicare, social security, and medicaid, entitlement reform and they gave in, they thought on raising taxes and revenue and want to focus pretty much exclusively on entitlement
spending. >> jamie weinstein, it's going to be an interesting couple of months in washington. thank you. >> it will be exciting. >> get ready to say goodbye to falling gas prices, why experts say prepare to pay more at the pump this year and it's something that every travelling carries in his or her luggage, but managed to shut down part of the world's busiest airport and more on what caused the commotion, a train collides with a car. the the fate of the driver behind the wheel coming up. sometimes what we suffer from is bigger than we think ... like the flu. with aches, fever and chills- the flu's a really big deal. so why treat it like it's a little cold? there's something that works differently than over-the-counter remedies. prescription tamiflu attacks the flu virus at its source. so don't wait. call your doctor right away. tamiflu is prescription medicine for treating the flu
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and he might have succeeded had he not left the journal with the plans where a teacher could find it. >> the journal contained potential attacks, attacks of violence and danger on the school and in particular, there were six students specifically named and one teacher. he had put a lot of thought into this. it was obvious to us that there was more than just writing a story in a journal and it being fictitious. >> shannon: police say a search of the suspect's house uncovered the makers of live grenades. 's facing a felony charge of attempted assault and will be tried as an adult. in nearby georgia, a terrifying ordeal as a mother comes face-to-face with an intruder and manages to fight back. walton county police say the woman was at home with her two children when the burglar broke in. they hid in a crawl space.
this mother was armed and aimed at confronting a stranger in her house. >> all of a sudden, the crawl space door opens where she and her children are and she is he' face-to-face with this perpetrator who is in turn staring at her and her two kids and a .38 revolver. >> what's she do now. >> she fires all shots. >> the wounded intruder crashed into a tree and recovering from multiple shnts wounds. >> mother and kids are safe. a confronting an oncoming train, our fox trip across america. >> maryland, the small red car drove into the path of a baltimore commuter train. thankfully the train wasn't travelling fast and able to stop after the collision, nobody on the train was hurt, just shaken up. >> i noticed it because i was falling asleep and had my head jerk, so, no, no, not bad. >> the driver of the car
blaming the glare from the rising sun not seeing the train or crossing signals. >> louisiana, a four alarm fire breaks out at historical inter-continental hotel in downtown new orleans, more than 600 guests evacuated to a hotel across the street and the fire began in a fourth floor laundry room and fire crews contained that fire to the area, but the lobby did suffer some water damage. georgia, part of a term until at atlanta's heart field jackson airport evacuated after a passenger bag began ticking. a concerned employee called in the bomb squad for a closer look, turns out it was a false alarm. the passenger had a toothbrush in their bag, a battery operated set off and making this noise. >> the terminal reopened and passenger made her flight. authorities say the worker did the right thing by calling for help. california, a winter tradition lives on in san francisco. more than two dozen brave
souls endured 49 degrees water swimming from alcatraz island to san francisco's aquatic park. most wore wet suits for warmth except for one who donned nothing, but his speedo. brrr. if you've filled up your car or truck tank recently, you've probably noticed gas surprises gradually going higher and 2013 could be a pricey year at the bump. anchor of bulls and bear, brenda buttner has the details. >> shannon, watch out, that price at the pump may be driving higher. just as the ball is dropping for 2013, prices were rising. gas costs began january with a national average the highest ever to start a new year, 3.29 a gallon. by friday, the average for a gallon was 3.30. that's less than a month ago, but two cents more costly than a week ago and eight cents in the past two weeks. and chances are, prices will keep climbing in the next few months.
some analysts expect them to peak at just under four bucks a gallon in early april. all of this even though oil prices are $10 less expensive than the near $103 a barrel price that began last year. yet, they have trended higher of late. a lot of the pain of gassing up depends on the economy, if the recovery gets stronger there will be more demand, more vehicles on the road. people driving more miles and that fuels higher prices, but despite lower global demand, 2012 set gas price records across the country. fueled by superstorm sandy, hot spots in the mideast and trouble at refineries. some good news, triple-a forecasts that fuel prices nationally will average lower than they were last year. yet, that's likely cold comfort for americans, who have less money in their wallets after the d.c. deal on the fiscal cliff. shannon, back to you. >> shannon: thank you, brenda. wild card weekend in the nfl. your highlights or low lights depending on which team is
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>> it's january and that means nfl playoffs. in the nfc washington redskins hosting seattle. redskins were trailing by a touchdown rg 3 i should say robert griffins iii, no word how serious it is, would not return to the game and seattle's rushing offense m a very good day and seahawks win 24-14 and they will face the dolphins next week. and the afc, baltimore ravens taking care of business and the indianapolis colts, ravens receiver bolden had a big game. 145 yards receiving and a touchdown. colts rookie quarterback andrew luck struggled. zero touchdowns and one interception and ravens win that one 24-9 and travel to denver to play the broncos next weekend. final home game for a man some called the greatest man in ravens history. ray lewis. and he's retiring at the end of the season, his team gave
him the game ball after the final play. and good news, hockey fans, after a marathon negotiations it looks likes there will be hockey this year. national hockey league and the nhl players union reached a tentative deal early this morning to end out lockout that threatened the entire season. anna kooiman with the details. >> a long time coming. >> you better believe it. they finally reached an agreement over how to split the record 3.3 billion dollars made last season. and the schedule should resume later this month with just under half the season left. the new 10-yea reached early this morning after a marathon 16 hours of negotiations. and will replace the one that's expired on september the 15th. however, it's not final until ratified by 30 team owners and about 740 employers. under the terms, players and team owners share 50-50, significant drop for the
players, but salary will increase and a pension plan for the first type. and here is what they had to say about the new 10-year agreement. >> we've got to dot a lot of i's and cross a lot of t's, a lot of work to be done, but the basic frame work has been agreed upon. >> the bottom line we've worked as hard as we could do get it done and at the end of the day what we accomplished done. >> looking bleary-eyed the first time in two decades a large portion of the season is wiped out. >> shannon: how are fans reacted? >> they're upset and ready to watch the sport. >> i looked up and i was really surprised and happy, that was my first-- >> it's unfortunate that it took so long to resolve it. you have billionaire ownersen millionaires players that can't sort things out, but at
the end of the day we're hoip. >> and we asked the players association what they would say to fans wishing something had been done a lot sooner, they emphasized it was a lockout not a strike. >> how is it going to impact the little guy and who wants to see the games? >> what we can tell you there are no national estimates on the total to small businesses, but restaurant and bar owners particularly those close to the arenas really took a beating, some reporting business down 75% from where it normally would be on game nights and others saying they had to let go the majority of their employees in attempts to keep their doors open. ticket takers, security guards, retailer apparel, and severed the last several months. >> shannon: i know one penguins fan to going to be happy. >> you're happy there. >> shannon: yeah. anna, thank you so much. this just in, sources are telling our own mike emanuel that president obama is expect today nominate john brennan to be the next director of the
>> the next act in gerard depardieu's role as a russian citizen. he was welcomeded by putin and the expatriate was greeted as a hero in a town east of moscow offered an apartment for free. it's not clear where he intends to settle down. his decision to flee his homeland was prompted by the proposed supertax on millionaires. let's do fox fast forward looking ahead to big stories coming up this week. sources telling fox news, president obama will official nominate former republican senator chuck hagel as defense secretary tomorrow.
if confirmed, hagel would replace defense secretary leon panetta and a suspects in a deadly colorado movie massacre returns it court and prosecutors expected to outline his case against james holmes and the judge will decide whether to send the case to trial. and on this day in 2001, a joint session of congress officially certified george w. bush the winner of the 2000 presidential election. it had been one of the hardest fought campaigns in recent memory. texas governor versus the vice-president and when the election results came in the vice-president won the popular vote because florida was too close to call, it went into equivalent of overtime, remember the pregnant, hanging and dip pelled chads and after challenges to the supreme court, 5-4 to halt the recall in florida and bush took florida getting the 25 needed electoral votes and he took the oath of office and
lawmakers recognizing george w. bush 12 years ago. and is his parents' 68th wedding anniversary, they're now the longest married presidential couple in history. they met at a christmas dance in connecticut in 1941, married four years later and mr. bush, wearing his officer's uniform. he was 21 and on leave from active duty in world war ii as a navy pilot. mrs. bush was 20 and her groom was the first boy she'd ever kissed. president bush is still in a houston hospital for related cough and he's in a regular captioned by closed captioning services, inc. >> i'm john roberts in for chris wallace. if you think the fight over the fiscal cliff was tough, stay tuned for a bruising round two. from automatic spending cuts to raising the debt ceiling to
paying for uncle sam to stay open, the battle lines are drawn. how will that fight play out? we'll ask two key congress american. democrat chris van hollen and republican jim jordan. >> a new republican voice challenges the grand old party to find a different vision. a new man in town with a message that champions opportunity. will the party establishment listen? we'll get a fresh perspective from senator ted cruz. from spending to immigration to the new gun control debate will the new congress be able to get past toxic party sanship to get things done for voters? we will ask our sunday panel to read the political tea leaves all right now on "fox news sunday." and hello again from fox news in washington. after side stepping the fiscal cliff the country now faces an economic triple threat of even greater scale. at stake, automatic spending cuts, government funding and
the full faith and credit of the united states. with bruises still fresh from the last dustup, early jabs already flying. joining me to talk about this are two influencial members of congress. welcome to you both. we were talking before the program started mitch mcconnell the senate minority leader said on another sunday program the revenue piece is done, no more taxes. the president wants more tabs and wants to close loopholes and element deductions. how is this fight going to unfold as we go forward? >> if mitch mcconnell is going to draw that line in the sand it will be a recipe for more gridlock. we have to take a balanced approach to long-term deficit reduction meaning additional cuts and remember last year the president signed into law more than $1.5 trillion in cuts. 100% cuts. as a result of avoiding the fiscal cliff we raised about $730 billion in revenue from very high income individuals. as we go forward we need to adopt the same frame work as the